As the country struggles to respond to and recover from the devastating fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the case for Medicaid expansion has never been stronger. The public health crisis has focused a spotlight on both the benefits of stable health coverage and the gaps in the nation’s system of coverage and care. This expert perspective reviews what Medicaid expansion would mean in the 12 states that have not yet expanded.
Shared Accountability Across Health and Non-Health Sectors: Opportunities to Improve Population Health
On Wednesday April 5, 2017 the State Health and Value Strategies program hosted the first in a series of three webinars aimed at helping state officials achieve population health goals. This webinar, featuring Dr. Dana Hargunani and Dr. Helen Bellanca from Oregon, outlined opportunities for state agencies to work collaboratively to improve outcomes and reduce inefficiencies across programs serving overlapping populations. The webinar was based on an issue brief authored by Dr. Hargunani. Slides from the presentation are available. Also, the webinar discussed the measure selection report in Oregon, which is now available.